Monday 31 January 1977
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Naomi Darrell and Mark Dutiaume.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Salon Kitty, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Surround.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1977 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Naomi Darrell: Miss Bermuda-Universe (1997).
- Mark Dutiaume: Canadian hockey player.
- Kate Shindle: American actress.
- Kerry Washington: American actress known for her roles as Ray Charles' wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray (2004), as Idi Amin's wife Kay in The Last King of Scotland (2006), as Alicia Masters, love interest of Ben Grimm/The Thing in the live-action Fantastic Four films of 2005 and 2007, and as Broomhilda von Schaft, Django's wife, in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012).
- Bobby Moynihan: American comedian (Saturday Night Live).
- Shingo Katori: Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
- Jim Kleinsasser: American football player
- Sergei Pareiko: Estonian footballer
- Katherine Shindle: American actress singer and dancer
- David Terbrugge: South African cricketer
- Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame.
- Frenchman Fran?ois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad.
- In Louisville, Kentucky, USA three buildings and a car are struck by a falling meteorite.
- The Centre Georges Pompidou is officially opened by French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- Brick - Dazz
- Eagles - New Kid In Town
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Stevie Wonder - I Wish
- Jacksons - Enjoy Yourself
- Aerosmith - Walk This Way
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